The MLB (Major League Baseball) recently announced it would be moving its annual all-star game, which was going to be held in Atlanta, to Denver in protest of Georgia's new, discriminatory voter restriction law.
Many conservatives expressed frustration with the MLB for their decision, which holds Republicans somewhat accountable for their attempts at voter suppression.
While being interviewed by Newsmax host Heather Childers, former President Donald Trump took aim not only at the MLB's decision, but at the entire sport of baseball.
"You want to find a game. It's on every channel, and yet you can't find anything. It's the weirdest thing" -- on Ne… https://t.co/pEYD4AHSXA— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1617738515.0
Trump said to Childers:
"A woke group of people—and that's baseball—and people are tired of it—they decided to hurt the people of Georgia by moving it out and it's just ridiculous."
"Woke is not good for our country...I think people are giving up on baseball." Former President Donald J. Trump c… https://t.co/Dj90VzKZEC— Newsmax (@Newsmax) 1617733160.0
"So should we boycott baseball?"
In typical rambling fashion, the former President responded:
"Look, I'm just not very interested in baseball for the last number of years. I think it's not appropriate. You want to find a game? It's on every channel yet you can't find anything. It's the weirdest thing. It used to be a nice, easy thing to follow."
"Today, you don't even know what the hell you're watching. I would say boycott baseball, why not? I think what they did was a terrible thing."
Former President Barack Obama congratulates MLB for "taking a stand" against Georgia's new voting law as his Republ… https://t.co/qe4LtPawHj— CNN Politics (@CNN Politics) 1617469986.0
400,000 Americans die preventable deaths due to the Trump administration's inept response to the pandemic, and they… https://t.co/WW2CDpEyBV— David Corn (@David Corn) 1617646565.0
Many on Twitter found the Trump's bizarre rant about baseball being on too many channels hilariously strange.
@atrupar Please stop tweeting about him. He thrives on it— Glenn Henry (@Glenn Henry) 1617738562.0
@dartman61 that is my general rule but I made an exception here because this is too funny— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1617738691.0
@atrupar Old Man Yells at Baseball.— 𝕊𝕦𝕟𝕕𝕒𝕖 𝔾𝕦𝕣𝕝 (@𝕊𝕦𝕟𝕕𝕒𝕖 𝔾𝕦𝕣𝕝) 1617739149.0
Many online found it troubling such a petty man once held the most powerful office in the country.
@atrupar Wait. What? https://t.co/2q6TbU6G9q— Jo (@Jo) 1617745223.0
@JoJoFromJerz @atrupar This has the same vibe as him complaining about showers and toilets rather than saying anyth… https://t.co/xyUhs3xm78— Grae Hall (@Grae Hall) 1617745287.0
Trump has a long, sad history with baseball.
@atrupar I could see why he’d want to consider boycotting baseball. https://t.co/4hsWNcydwe— Dave in AK (@Dave in AK) 1617756612.0
@atrupar trump is still upset because he got booed at a World Series game.....by the Washington National fans. 😂 https://t.co/3SSdhR72ZW— Eddies15 (@Eddies15) 1617739407.0
If Trump wants Americans to stop watching baseball, he's likely going to be pretty disappointed.
@atrupar Watching him midday on Newsmax talk about how it's too hard for him to follow baseball because the games a… https://t.co/hDKSS6h3Bd— Sewage Joe (@Sewage Joe) 1617807574.0
@atrupar He sounds worse than when he was in office, yet he still craves attention, and people who have sold their… https://t.co/CE2IFLiAK7— Asma Jama (@Asma Jama) 1617739199.0
New caption: "Old man yells about not being able to find baseball because baseball is on too many channels. Then pr… https://t.co/unNdKtlXIT— ssodafox (@ssodafox) 1617797728.0
It's a good thing Trump isn't on Twitter anymore—the inevitable mockery that follows an opinion like this one would be too much for him to handle.